Re: HELP: Vocabulary
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 18, 2004, 19:11|
On Aug 17, 2004, at 8:00 AM, Tim May wrote:
> Incidentally, 'to continuously attempt to crush with the teeth'
> doesn't sound totally unworkable to me - I can certainly imagine
> certain American languages expressing such a thing with a verbal root
> "crush", with an instrumental affix meaning "with the teeth", and
> marked for repetitive aspect.
Shoshoni (Goshute dialect):
ke- tsokkwai -hpenni
with.teeth- mash -FREQ
"Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead;
therefore we must learn both arts." - Thomas Carlyle